The recent Executive Order on America’s Cybersecurity Workforce is intended to bolster public sector cybersecurity talent and improve our ability to hire, train, and retain a skilled workforce. Unfortunately, it ignores the real challenges we face in securing our public infrastructure: high turnover, outdated models, and an excess of administrative processes. Instead, the EO focuses on a series of relatively superficial initiatives seemingly designed to get people more excited about cybersecurity. These include:
• A cybersecurity rotational program• A common skill set lexicon/taxonomy based on the NICE framework• An annual cybersecurity competition with financial and other rewards for civilian and military participants • An annual cyber educati ..